Geology, Stratigraphic Tertiary
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents List of notable geological locations [Forfarshire] with page numbers next to them. Written on the back of a piece of paper with part of paper entitled Lower Tert[iar]y of England in Charles Lyell's own handwriting.
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton enclosing copies of topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon by William Henry Holmes. He pontificates over what text he will eventually send to accompany the drawings and asserts that the Grand Canyon was formed during the Pliocene and the Quaternary geological periods rather than by erosion during the Tertiary period. He promises to forward copies of Holmes' drawings of the Kaibab region shortly. He reports that John W Powell...
Dates: 16 March 1881
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 561-562
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad concerning fossil and shell specimens, the geological age of Canada shells, number of extinct shells in fluviatile deposits, number of freshwater shells in Middle and Lower Tertiary strata and the localities of tertiary strata and their fossils, February 1840.
Dates: February 1840
Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.14: Series Coll-203/B18; Series Coll-203/B17
Scope and Contents Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancels, revisions and additions, with illustrative plates and maps: 1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. 2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'. Portion of the...
Dates: c. 1840 - c. 1855
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell's travels through France (continued from previous notebooks, Number 108, 109 and concluded in following notebook, Number 111), including Tartaret volcano and Lake Chambon, a volcanic dam lake created by its eruption, in Puy-de-Dôme. It is dated June 25 to July 7, 1843. Notes are written in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes and observations with numerous sketches. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116 plus...
Dates: 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from January to May 1844 while in London. Notes are in pencil and ink. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 112-115. From pp.20-22, 32 - with Darwin Lyell's own index Index London Jan[uary] to May 1844. p. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 Acc[ount]. with C. Sowerby p. 3 Latin poetry, De ape electro inclusa - [p. 3 Latin poetry] De vipera electro inclusa...
Dates: January 1844- May 1844
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents Teal coloured leather Notebook documents Lyell’s travels from Liege to Bonn, Weimar to London. During this time, he is preparing the manuscript for his ‘The Antiquity of Man’. The research in this Notebook significantly changes his plans for the manuscript. The importance of this Notebook is highlighted by Claudine Cohen in the article ‘Charles Lyell and the evidences of the Antiquity of Man’ published 1998. Lyell's own index The index appears from...
Dates: 23 July 1860-1 November 1860
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century